Need a new video card for gaming that supports dual monitors; any suggestions?

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  1. Kyubiz

    Kyubiz New Member

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    Posted this in the main forum and didn't get much love :hs:

    I currently have a GeForce 4 MX card. I have onboard video also, but I don't think I can just plug a second monitor into that and have it work The card has to be good for gaming also, now that HL2 is so close. Anything in the less than $200 range?

    Some people suggested ATI Radeon 9800 Pro but I searched and according to what I found, it can only support one monitor :dunno:
     
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    Swak Artificially known as ObsoleteAsian

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    Ummm... 9800 pro perhaps or x600 ?


    Im using a x800 XT PE and running dual display and loving it.
     
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    Kyubiz New Member

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    What company makes the x600 and x800? I don't know shit about graphics cards :hs:
     
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    Swak Artificially known as ObsoleteAsian

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    ATI.. www.ati.com www.nvidia.com there are multiple cards that do dual display. It really depends on how much you want to spend and what you plan on using the video cards with.
     
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    ati 9800 can support dual monitors.....i went out to a guys house and hooked up 6 lcds on a pc for him all 3 9800 cards worked beautifully.
     
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    I'm a huge ATI fan..grab the newest 9800 256mb card.. nVidia's newest 256mb card is sweet too.
     
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    6 lcd's on one pc eh? with 3 9800's eh? thats impossible. no computer has more than 1 AGP port, and 9800's for PCI slots were never made.


    however yes 9800's support dual monitors. you should even be able to use the onboard video also.
     
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    I thought some video cards plugged into 2
     
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    oops..... that was supposed to be 3 pc.... sowwy.... also i have pics of the job to prove it.
     
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    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    I also was confused by that one..
     
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    Is it worth it to spend the extra money on the 256mb version over the 128mb? Right now I play CS every once in a while but once I get this I'll be playing CS:S and HL2
     
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    Swak Artificially known as ObsoleteAsian

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    get the 256 than
     

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